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Medina of Essaouira

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Address: Essaouira, Morocco
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Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons....

Dar Zahira is a beautifully restored and charming riad for up to 6 persons. You'll get a private & cosy place for you and your travel companions.

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Private Day Tour to Essaouira from Marrakech
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Old Medina is basically what you need to see in Essaouira to feel the difference between this lovely city and the usual urban life. The kindness of people, the smell of good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Old Medina is basically what you need to see in Essaouira to feel the difference between this lovely city and the usual urban life. The kindness of people, the smell of good leather and genuine wood "âarâar" , the intimate architecture as well as the hystorical background , all is hard to forget and easy to be attracted to. What... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our introduction to Morocco, and the medina was a bit of a culture shock. However, after visiting Marrakesh and Fez, I appreciated the Essaouira medina much more, as it was a little more pleasant to walk around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The smells, the atmosphere, the noise of fishermen, locals, buyers, sellers, squaking seagulls and breaking waves...if you want an experience that will stay with you forever, of the natural and authentic morocco, this is the place. You will come away soaked in the spirit your soul really wants!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was a lovely beach obviously sea very cold. Lovely fish restaurant nearby that sold wine . Camel ridescavaiable and not hassled too much on beach. Even had lifeguards on duty

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Essaouira, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

essaouira it's nice place to stay for the holiday so it's very safe city and friendly people with a long beach and good condition for kitesurfing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved all the haggling and in general people lovely. Great cultural experience. Huge choice of cafes and eclectic mix of shops and purchases. The real Moroccan experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a second day trip to essouira after having been there for a brief trip last year. It never disappoints but it is under going extensive renovation and a lot of the fortified walls are being reinforced and are not so picturesque / inaccessible. Best buys are definately the Safi pottery that was pennies (and twenty times the price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The title said it. Never thought I would wear my jacket in August in Morocco but I did. This beach town is damp, cold and windy, but you will like it or even love it after a couple days in Marrakech, also in August. We didn't buy the bus ticket in advanced, so of course, everything was sold out. Luckily,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw chickens being defeathered & killed, a world of mysterious old craggy faces under their hoods, street sellers not as pushy as Marrakesch - a more open feeling than Marrakesch & I much preferred.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place with small and narrow streets - more cute than medina in Marrakech :) However, the part of the wall with canons were closed due to the reconstruction (August 2016), though it's a good thing in a long run :)

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